Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1997
Size of heritage: 139,500 ha
The Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest such forests in the world (140,000 ha), lies on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal. It is adjacent to the border of India’s Sundarbans World Heritage site inscribed in 1987. The site is intersected by a complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats and small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests, and presents an excellent example of ongoing ecological processes. The area is known for its wide range of fauna, including 260 bird species, the Bengal tiger and other threatened species such as the estuarine crocodile and the Indian python.
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Large airport - 68 mi (109 km) Jessore Airport
Medium airport - 85 mi (138 km) Barisal Airport
Medium airport - 93 mi (149 km) Dhaka / Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport
Medium airport - 152 mi (245 km) Ishurdi Airport
Medium airport - 152 mi (246 km) Comilla Airport
Small airport - 164 mi (265 km) Shah Mokhdum Airport
Medium airport - 176 mi (283 km) Agartala Airport
Medium airport - 187 mi (302 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.
- Bania Char
- Bara Baisdia
- Bara Bhotkhali
- Chandni Mukha
- Chhota Bhetkhali
- Dhaji Khali Chak
- Purba Munshiganj